I order all of my sandwiches with mayonnaise
Several of my blogfriends and Twitter peeps answered my plea and asked me questions to help me get past my writer's block. The Cheesefairy asked "mustard? mayo? both? neither? why?"
This question makes a lot of sense, knowing that the Cheesefairy is Canadian. I have heard that Canadians really like their mayo. I went to Canada once (well, twice) and much to my friend Rob's consternation, all the sandwiches on the menus automatically came with mayo. But I have to wonder, why would someone from the land of ketchup flavored chips only ask me about two condiments? It's a mystery.
So, I shall deal with her question and also address the ketchup issue.
No, thank you. I am not a mustard fan, other than in deviled eggs (NOM). It's always very disappointing when I ask for no mustard on a burger and get it anyway, because even when I scrape it off with a fry, I can still taste it. Blech.
Yes, please. I really like mayo, especially on cheeseburgers. When I get a red meat itch, I go to Wendy's and get a Jr. Cheeseburger with lettuce and mayo on it. Delicious. I'll also take mayo on a turkey sandwich, though ranch is also fabulous in that case. I have to say that I think dipping French fries in mayo is weird, but I guess I shouldn't judge since I haven't tried it.
The only thing I like to put ketchup on is French fries, and I'm really picky about my fries. I don't like them at most places, and where I do order them, they have to be just right -- crispy but not burnt, just salty enough. My sister makes up for my ketchup ambivalence. When she was a kid, she put ketchup on everything, up to and including mashed potatoes, macaroni & cheese, and peas.
I don't think I have any weird condimenting habits, though I married into a family that salts their lettuce and tomatoes.
Okay, y'all. Your turn. Mustard, mayo, and / or ketchup? Are there any weird combinations close to your heart and tastebuds?
Reading: The Late, Lamented Molly Marx by Sally Koslow and My Little Red Book by Rachel Kauder Nalebuff
Playing: a little of this, a little of that